Wide receiver Steve Largent ran 10 yards for one score and caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Jim Zorn to help the Seattle Seahawks end a five-game losing streak with a 19-3 upset of the New York Jets today.
Largent ran 10 yards around right end for Seattle's first touchdown late in the first half, and gave the Seahawks a 13-0 lead with his scoring catch early in the second half. Sherman Smith also scored for the Seahawks on a four-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The victory was the second this season for Seattle against six losses and only the second in the last 17 games. The Jets (3-4-1) had their unbeaten streak ended at four games.
Seattle had been held to 29 yards rushing in a 32-0 loss to the New York Giants last week, but Theotis Brown ran for 104 yards on 14 carries today.
"The Jets had the momentum," Brown said. "We had nothing to lose."
On their first scoring drive, the Seahawks took possession on their 28 with 5:21 to go in the half. Brown ran 43 yards on a draw play to the Jets' 16 to set up Largent's scoring run two plays later.
On its first possession of the second half, Seattle moved 80 yards on eight plays to take a 13-0 lead.